Job Vacancies

Town Clerk/RFO

Due to the retirement of the current Town Clerk, the Town Council is seeking applications to fill this role.

Looking for a new Opportunity

Budleigh Salterton Town Council is the most local tier of government and has an annual precept of £165000 and assets including mixed-use community venues and allotments; it is a varied and exciting place to work where no two days are ever the same!

We are looking for a Town Clerk with suitable experience who will also act as Responsible Financial Officer (RFO), ensuring the council meets its legal obligations and provides high quality facilities and services to residents.

The role requires someone with the confidence and interpersonal skills to deal with a wide range of individuals from the local and wider communities. The ideal candidate will have good verbal and written communication skills, be computer literate and also have the ability to work on their own initiative. Strong financial management and organisational skills are required, together with a positive outlook.

The Clerk will be responsible for managing the day to day business of the Council, including the production of the agendas/minutes for all Council meetings liaising with outside bodies as well as providing and implementing Council decisions.

The Clerk will be the RFO and will be responsible for and carrying out the administration associated with all the financial transactions and records of the Council.

A Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is desirable but not essential, there will be a requirement to attain this qualification within 12 months. Training will be provided and supported.


This is a full time position (37 hours per week).  Salary SCP 24-32 (£33024 to £36648) plus LGPS pension.  25 days leave per year rising to 28 days leave after five years plus Bank Holidays.

Closing Date for completed applications 1.00pm Friday 26 July 2024; interviews will take place in August (date to be confirmed).